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Tim's Story

Patient: Tim McKenna

Procedure: Rotator Cuff and Labrum Repair

“Dr. Grimm was my surgeon and he did an excellent job. I feel better now than I did ten years ago. I was amazed how the Rehabilitation team designed a unique therapy plan specifically for me and my profession.”

Before surgery, Tim had lots of pain. It was especially painful to lift anything above his head. As a carpenter, that is an essential part of his job and livelihood so he knew he had to get help. He went to Canandaigua Orthopaedic Associates to find out he needed rotator cuff and labrum repair.

His surgery was done on an outpatient basis so he was in and out of the hospital the same day.

After surgery, Tim underwent several weeks of rehabilitation. In Tim’s words, “I was very impressed that the Rehabilitation team customized my therapy based specifically on what I did for a living. Thanks to their customized therapy, I feel better on the job now than I ever did before.”

Tim’s answer to the most memorable part of his experience: “I’m fully recovered. I can finally go back to work and be pain free for the first time in ten years.”